Crime Mystery & Fantasy
A good first novel and apparently the start of a series being "Book One of the Fifth World Series" (in which the Chicago Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers). Actually it is not a book about baseball or Monday night football, it is a murder mystery in which the P.I. is hired by a dead man. Sounding like a movie noire, reading like a Mickey Spillane novel with perhaps a character based on a different Mickey Spillane, (yes one was a writer, the other a mobster) one is put in a somewhat mid 20th century mood while at the same time experiencing a turn of the century (20th-21st) flavor. With homage to at least one of the TV series of that time. The author skillfully blends the two genres, adding a little scene or two of erotica, into an easily read book everyone should read.